Operation SPAM® Gravy with Biscuits

Operation SPAM® Gravy with Biscuits

Operation SPAM® Gravy with Biscuits is a new-found twist on a comforting classic– for breakfast, or any time of day. Inspired by her self-proclaimed southern girl and military brat roots, Food Network Host Sunny Anderson wanted to pay homage by adding the rich flavors of SPAM® products to a menu item often found on military bases around the world.

Submitted by SPAM® fan

45 min 4 servings 16 ingredients


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 to 8 sprigs fresh thyme; leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 6 ounces) frozen pearl onions; thawed
  • 8-ounces baby bella mushrooms; thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 green onions; white and green parts finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 can SPAM® Products; finely chopped (like corase ground sausage)
  • 3 cloves garlic; grated
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • To Finish:
  • 1 (7.5-ounce) can (8 large) buttermilk biscuits; baked according to the label


  • 1.In a large saucepan cook the butter, olive oil, selected SPAM® variety and thyme. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat until the SPAM® is golden and crispy in areas, about 10 minutes.
  • 2.Remove SPAM® from pan with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate, leaving the fat in the pan.
  • 3.Add the onions to the pan and season with salt, cooking while stirring until they become tender and slightly translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • 4.Add the mushrooms and garlic, stirring constantly to cook gently until the mushrooms are tender and darkened, about 5 minutes more.
  • 5.Add the Worcestershire sauce and horseradish.
  • 6.Sprinkle the flour over the entire pan. Stir to help the flour to soak into all the vegetables and cook a minute more while stirring to lose the flour flavor.
  • 7.Increase the heat to medium-high and slowly add the beef stock stirring constantly.
  • 8.Cook until slightly thickened, then slowly stir in the heavy cream. Simmer until the cream is thickened slightly, about 4 minutes.  
  • 9.Remove from the heat and stir in the reserved SPAM®, season with salt to taste.
  • 10.Pour the gravy over the cooked biscuits and sprinkle with onions.

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